Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Dumpling Den, Sydney (George Street)

by Justine Crowley (follow)
Independent Business Consultant, Doctor, HubGarden Editor and Author/Publisher of four self help books: www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JustineCrowley
Sydney City (112)      Dumplings (9)     


dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
They look so appetising


Dumpling Den recently opened at Event Cinemas on George Street on the 17th of December 2013. Movie goers and other foodies nearby now have an additional choice. Dumplings heaven, or so it seems.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
One of the seafood dumplings


The establishment is fairly welcoming, yet it has that cold fast food franchise feel. Although the staff are wonderful and friendly, the service is a little cold. Needless to say, my recent lunch experience at Dumpling Den did not end fully in regret. Orange stools and a little Christmas tree was perched in the middle of every white table.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
A glimpse of the Seafood Scallop, and the Wagyu Beef dumplings.


Order your dumplings, and the person serving you is writing them down. Despite being a hot day, I did not think to order a drink. You're charged for water here too. The air conditioning was welcoming, and ever so pleasant to just chill out.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
The simple ambience


The dumplings are categorised from premium to seafood, and some sweet dumplings are also available.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
Pretty fresh


This is what yours truly ordered. Everything was packaged and served on one plate:

Premium - $2.50 each:

Wagyu Beef
Seaweed Scallop

Seafood - $1.80 each:

Prawn & Leek
Fish & Lemongrass

Dessert - three for $6:

Lemon Pie
Apple & Cinnamon
Lychee & Coconut Cream



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
The sweet ones


It took a bit longer than expected for the dumplings to arrive on my table. Least of all they were fresh, and I was given an extra piece of the Wagyu Beef dumpling. Loved the black dish. It would have been good to have not been given paper chopsticks to use with such a good dish. Maybe (on this occasion) I may have been a little too picky.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
The Seafood and Premium dumplings ordered


Loved the wholemeal coating on the Wagyu Beef. The beef inside was quite mellow. It wasn't a darker brown than what I thought. It was interesting dipping this into some special tangy sauce, of which gave my gyoza style dumplings a bit more oomph. The Seaweed Scallop dumpling was flavoursome, with a hint of the seaweed flavour. Quite well cooked fish.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
Fish and Lemongrass dumpling


Now to the seafood. The leek flavour in the Prawn & Leek must have somehow overpowered the prawn. This one was a little bland. No taste, yet a smooth texture. On the other hand, the Fish & Lemongrass dumpling was interestingly good. The fish was quite soft and beautiful. The lemongrass flavour was just right.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
Wagyu Beef dumpling


The sweet dumpling treats filled me up more than the savoury counterparts. I originally ordered a Nutella gyoza style dumpling, only to be told after taking a seat that they've run out. The staff suggested the Lemon Pie instead. I agreed, and it was just sensational - except for the pastry. The pastry's texture was a bit like glue. It could have been much softer. The Apple & Cinnamon gyoza was a treat. Loved the chunks of apple. The Lychee & Coconut Cream dumpling gyoza treat was good, yet a little too sweet and creamy for my liking. Then again, it filled the spot.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
Tucking into the Lychee & Coconut Cream one


A good treat, yet a little too expensive for the value you're receiving. Although I am glad to have given this establishment a go, however I won't be back in a hurry.



dumpling den sydney, dumpling den george street, dumpling den event cinemas george street
Dumpling Den on George Street


Rating: 5/10

Where: Dumpling Den, Event Cinemas George Street Sydney NSW.
Why: Dumplings galore, and freshly prepared.
Cost: My bill came to $14.60
When: Lunchtime

Good for kids: Yes
Take away: Yes

Categories:

# Sydney City
# Asian Restaurants
# Dumplings
# New Sydney Food Businesses December 2013
I like this Article - 5
More Articles by Justine Crowley
view all articles by Justine Crowley
Articles by Justine Crowley on Other Hubs
ID: 7155
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version